Last Updated: Nov 15, 2013
This article helps you troubleshoot Bluetooth issues on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
You may have Bluetooth® issues if your Samsung Galaxy S® III is unable to:
These steps help identify and resolve the underlying cause. After completing each step, test to see if the issue is fixed. If not, continue to the next step.
Does the device you're pairing with support the same Bluetooth protocols as your Samsung Galaxy S III?
Refer to the Bluetooth device's user manual for compatibility.
Your Samsung Galaxy S III is compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, AVRCP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, and PBAP.
If the manual doesn't list any of these protocols, your Samsung Galaxy S III is unable to connect to that Bluetooth device.
Is Bluetooth enabled on both devices?
Bluetooth may be turned off on either the Samsung Galaxy S III or the other Bluetooth device. Be sure Bluetooth is enabled on both devices.
Is the Bluetooth device in range?
The Bluetooth communication range for most devices, including your Samsung Galaxy S III, is about 30 feet. Be sure your devices are in range.
Perform a soft reset.
A soft reset deletes any temporary files that may be causing the issue.
Remove the pairing and re-pair the Bluetooth device.
Removing the pairing, restarting your Samsung Galaxy S III, and then re-pairing the Bluetooth device refreshes and updates your connection.
Note: To optimize device performance, be sure your Samsung Galaxy S III is running the most recent device software. Check for software updates.
If you're still having issues, try our community pages for the Samsung Galaxy S III.